Shalom Ministries Board of Directors

Tim Swartout

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Executive Director since 2014
Affiliation: Moran United Methodist Church
Joined Board: 1994

Deidre Jacobson

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President
Affiliation: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
Joined Board: 2014
Bio: Deidre, the owner and operator of DCJ Training and Assessment, came to Shalom via the Social Ministry Committee of St. Mark’s. She formerly served on the board of The Fig Tree and as the Development Coordinator for SPEAR.

Rev. Barbara Caviezel

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Vice-President
Affiliation: Retired United Methodist Pastor
Joined Board: 2013
Bio: Barbara retired  in 2018; as a UM Pastor, she served churches in Mead, Rocklyn, Harrington, and Moran. Married to Dave, with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren, she was a Special Ed instructor promoting classroom integration.

David Custer

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Director
Joined Board: 2013
Bio: Born in Sandpoint, David got involved in Shalom in 2009 and has served on the line, as a prep cook and on the Core Team. Caring and outgoing, he enjoys swimming, theater, travel, camping, and volunteer work with the AIDS Network

Rev. Roger Hudson

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Director
Affiliation: Covenant United Methodist Church
Joined Board: 2018
Bio: Hailing from South Africa, Roger is a UM pastor in north Spokane. Married to Carla with 2 adult sons, his involvement here reflects his Wesleyan passion to “witness to Jesus Christ in the world by acts of compassion, justice, devotion and worship.”

Ted Ketchum

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Director
Affiliation: Covenant United Methodist Church
Joined Board: 2018
Bio: Retired teacher of high school English, Journalism, and at an alternative high school; Volunteer with Family Promise of Spokane and Hospice of Spokane. Married to Diane, with 2 adult children and 2 (nearly) adult grandchildren.

Nancy Morlock

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Secretary
Affiliation: Covenant United Methodist Church
Joined Board: 2018
Bio: Nancy retired from Whitworth University in 2016 and volunteers at Shalom’s Monday dinners. She has volunteered at HRC and Second Harvest. She serves on the board of Wandemere Christian Pre-School and is active at Covenant UMC.

Rev. Cody Natland

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Director
Affiliation: Moran United Methodist Church
Joined Board: 2018
Bio: Cody, the pastor of Moran United Methodist Church, lives on the South Hill with his wife and two young sons, Charley and Cedar. Cody has a heart for social justice ministry, especially in the areas of homelessness, housing, and creation care.

Linda Pearson

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Director
Affiliation: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Joined Board: 2018
Bio: Linda is a longtime resident of the Spokane area, and a graduate of Shadle Park HS and EWU. She is retired from the US Postal Service, after 35 years of service, and loves resurrecting old hobbies, spending time with family and friends, and being more involved feeding the homeless and working with SCOPE.

Dexter Phillips

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Director

Affiliation: Victory Faith Fellowship

Joined Board: 2020

Bio: Dexter moved to Spokane in 1990 and became a member of Central United Methodist Church for 8 years and was involved when Shalom Ministries started in 1994. A retired Insurance Agency owner, he is currently a property manager and real estate investor. Married with three children, Dexter loves working on houses and outdoor activities.

Steve Nash

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Director

Affiliation: St. Mark's Lutheran Church

Joined Board: 2020

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